• Photo of the Beaver Marsh by Jeffrey Gibson.

    Cuyahoga Valley

    National Park Ohio

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  • NPS Seeks Comment on Proposed Regulation for Off-Road Bicycle Trails

    NPS has proposed a special regulation to designate and authorize off-road bicycle use on new trails constructed outside of developed areas in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The public is invited to provide comment until Monday, December 15, 2014. More »

  • Other Closures

    Valley Bridle Trail south of SR 303, across from golf course, is collapsed by river. Hard closure. Plateau Trail Bridge, north of Valley Picnic Area is closed. No detours. Plateau & Oak Hill trails are open. More »

Volunteer Opportunities

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NPS/D.J. REISER

DAYS OF SERVICE
Get your friends and family involved in park stewardship! Projects include habitat restoration and trail maintenance. Most events are family-friendly. Days of Service are made possible from support provided by National Parks Conservation Association. For more information and to register, sign up via the online registration link for your preferred project or call 330-657-2299. Advanced registration is required.

Make A Difference Day
Saturday, October 25 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Click here to register online for Trail Repair.
- This project is made possible with support from Medina County Chapter Ohio Horseman's Council Inc. and other generous donors.

Click here to register online for Tree Planting.
- This project is in partnership with National Parks Conservation Association and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation- Sustain Our Great Lakes.

 
Adopt-a-Trail volunteers on a trail sweep.

©DAVE BURGAN

DROP-IN OPPORTUNITIES
Help restore native habitat and trails in CVNP! Individuals are recommended to register in advance; and groups of five or more are required to register to the volunteer office. Click on the project names below for details, dates, locations, and age minimums. On the day of the project, meet at the start time at the listed meeting location. On-site training is provided. Click on the project titles below; or you can view the drop-in projects and Days of Service in calendar view.

Habitat Restoration Projects

Trail Maintenance Projects

Things to Know Before You Come to a Project:
Wear comfortable work clothes, long pants, and sturdy shoes or boots (must be closed toe). Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement (Habitat Restoration Form or Trail Maintenance Form), hat, sunscreen; and a pack with a full water bottle, work gloves, and a snack/lunch. Projects are rain or shine, with exception to thunderstorms and lightning.


 

SEASONAL AND LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Are you interested in volunteering seasonally or year-round? Click on the titles to learn more and apply. If your preferred group or project is not accepting volunteer applications now, please sign up for our Volunteer Opportunities E-News to be updated on new openings.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

 

COUNTRYSIDE CONSERVANCY
Grow your connection to local foods and your community. Countryside Farmers' Market opportunities include parking assistance, setting up and tearing down, taking photographs of market activities, doing cooking demonstrations, and playing music. Volunteer Ambassadors are also wanted to staff information booths and represent Countryside at various special events throughout the year. Read through their volunteer opportunities here. Countryside provides many different ways to get involved, and if one sounds like a good fit for you, contact marketassistant@cvcountryside.org or 330-657-2542 ext. 226.


 

CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
Ever want to be behind the scenes of a real working railroad? Opportunities include special event assistants, conductors, mechanics, brakemen, trainmen, concessionaires, servers for beer and wine tastings and other special events, and office help. Elves are also needed to march alongside the Polar Express sleigh in parades. Enjoy a unique opportunity that combines the love and nostalgia for the railroad with the reward of helping passengers enjoy the heritage of the area. Find more information and complete their online volunteer application here.

Did You Know?

Image of Civilian Conservation Corps statue outside Happy Days Visitor Center.

During the Great Depression, the "boys of Company 567" of the Civilian Conservation Corps helped shape the landscape that would later become Cuyahoga Valley National Park by constructing buildings, playfields, and a lake, as well as planting over 100 acres of trees.